Leaping into lab work!

I started to get interested in research as a junior in high school, when I began studying harder biology courses where my teacher would often discuss what’s unknown in the field. Eventually, I realized that there is a whole world of information available to read from research articles. I was fascinated by how beautifully all…

CEA Paris: A Life in France

What would my life in France look like if I stayed? As I am meeting more and more people outside of my study abroad program in France, I am realizing that many of them moved to France relatively recently and only plan on staying for a few years. Many of them are European and benefit…

CEA Paris: How to Stay Safe in Paris

Paris is very different from Pittsburgh. And although there is a lot of good associated with these differences, it is beneficial to be aware of some of the risks involved with living in the capital of France. Stay within city limits France takes great pride in its cities. Paris, as France’s capital, is a perfect…

CEA Paris: My First Few Weeks Abroad

As I am nearing the midway point of my study abroad experience, I think it would be appropriate to share the three biggest takeaways that I have taken from my time in France. The Best Way to Learn French The best way to learn French is by picking up on the subtleties of the French…

CEA Paris: Expectations v. Reality

My first six weeks in Paris have been a transformative and rewarding experience, but they were not exactly what I had expected. Expectations Before going to Paris, I had lived in Rome for a short period of time in high school and frequently visited my family in Romania. Because I had spent so much time…

Halfway Point

The College Decisionator App is at a crucial inflection point. The team has been working hard to reach our deadlines in order to deliver the best MVP we can by the final due date. Currently, my work mainly resides with developing the commercialization plan. Our founders gave me a great suggestion to create a 5-year…

My New Involvement With The Community Leadership Internship.

Hello everyone, my name is Mary McMahon, and I am currently a senior at Pitt majoring in Psychology and minoring in Hispanic Language and Culture as well as Chemistry. I am currently pursuing a pre-med curriculum in preparation for medical school. Some unique facts about me are that I am currently semi-fluent in Spanish, have…

Christmas already? What about Thanksgiving??

Greetings and salutations! The bite of winter has begun to show face here in Cambridge! No frost or snow predictions for a few more weeks, but the chill in the mornings when heading to morning classes or supervisions packs a punch. I’ve just started week 5 out of 10 in Michaelmas term, and while it…

All the Moving Pieces

On October 1st, when I completed my first reflection on The College Decisonator internship, I wasn’t entirely sure what my role on the team would look like. I wasn’t sure what I would gain from the experience, but I was receptive to everything. There are still many unanswered questions and things I don’t know. However,…

A User’s Experience of The College Decision

It’s been well over a month since I started working on The College Decisionator. Though it’s been challenging to rise to the tasks at hand, adapt to the internship’s workflow, and learn new skills quickly, I’m happy to say that the project is proceeding very well. Since we started on The College Decisionator, we’ve been…